All members of the UVa community - faculty, staff, students - who can create sites in UVaCollab (or anyone who has administrative privileges in an existing UVaCollab site) can immediately create a WordPress site from within a specific UVaCollab site. Please understand that the WordPress site created is free standing outside of UVaCollab, whether you choose to make it public or private - UVaCollab is only used to indicate who should have editing privileges. The advantage of this arrangement is that you can then form a UVaCollab site, and then enroll people there to whom you can grant WordPress editing rights in addition to editing rights to other UVaCollab tools - such as the email list, discussion forum, Wiki, or whatever. Indeed, even if you are the only person who will access the WordPress site, and hence the UVaCollab site is a group of one - you - it is still convenient to have that site easy to access within your list of UVaCollab sites, rather than having to remember a separate URL somewhere else.
Currently, this service is in a pilot phase – which means that we are watching it closely for questions that users may have about it, or for any issues that may arise in association with it. If you have questions, please post them on the.
You create a WordPress site within UVaCollab by enabling the WordPress tool.
- Log in to the UVaCollab site to which you want to add the WordPress tool. Click to find instructions on creating a UVaCollab worksite and activate the WordPress tool.
- The WordPress tool can be found where other tools are in UVaCollab. First click on the Site Info tab on the left side of the page, then click on the Edit Tools tab (top of page) to open a page with all the tools available in UVaCollab. Scroll down in the Edit Tools page until you find WordPress (currently the last option on the list).
- Check the box next to WordPress and click Continue to activate the tool. Follow the directions from there and click Finish when prompted.
- The tool appears now in your tool list in the left menu.
After creating your WordPress site in UVaCollab, it is possible and recommended that you access your site without going through UVaCollab. Just use the URL of your WordPress site and follow it with /wp-admin.
|Once the site is created, you can use the WordPress site as you would other UVa WordPress sites, with a few differences described below.
WordPress sites created with the UVaCollab tool automatically registers members of the course or collaborative site with the WordPress site. You do not need to do anything to add users to the site. Any changes you make to the roster will be reflected in the WordPress site whenever you log in to your UVaCollab site.
As a default, members of the WordPress site have the following WordPress roles:
For more information about what WordPress roles mean, see."
Administrators of WordPress sites that are created within UVaCollab may change the default roles of WordPress members by using a special method that makes use of specially named UVaCollab Groups. By adding site members to the groups WP_Author, WP_Editor, and WP_Contributor, instructors modify users' roles on the WordPress site.
If the WP prefixed groups do not already exist on your site, you may create them within them in the following way:
Here are some qualifications to this scheme:
It is very important to consider the privacy setting of your WordPress site, as it does not follow the same controls that the rest of your UVaCollab site follows. Privacy settings for WordPress must be set manually and independently for each of your WordPress sites. For information on how to configure the privacy of your WordPress site, please consult the document:.
It is important to remember that although your WordPress site is configured to "live" inside of UVaCollab, and to by synchronized with course and collaboration site rosters, it is not fully integrated into UVaCollab the way that some other tools are. Given this, here are some "gotchas" to look out for:
After creating your WordPress site in UVaCollab, it is possible and recommended that you access your WordPress site without going through UVaCollab. Just use the URL of your site and follow it with /wp-admin.
To learn more about using WordPress in general, consult the documents listed below. You may also post questions on the.